Brazil wants to increase exports of goods and services to Angola

22 July 2014

Increasing Brazilian exports to Angola is the main aim of the business mission organised by Brazil’s Agency to Promote Exports and Investments (Apex), said Apex spokesman, Rafael Ribeiro.

Ribeiro also said that the trip to Angola, which will focus on business meetings, includes around 30 businesspeople particularly from the machinery and equipment, construction, food, beverages and cosmetics industries.

“In 2013 Brazil exported goods to Angola worth US$1.3 billion and we hope that this mission will increase those exports,” said the Apex official on the sidelines of a seminar on business opportunities, held in Luanda.

According to Ribeiro, as well as increasing exports the Brazilian agency also plans to “encourage” Brazilian businesspeople to set themselves up in Angola.

Angola is currently the second biggest destination for Brazilian exports in Africa after South Africa.

The Brazilian mission, which also travelled to South Africa and Mozambique, will be in Angola until 26 July and will take part in the Luanda International Fair, which began Tuesday in the Angolan capital. (macauhub/AO/BR)